2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2013 4:09 AM by Oli Sparrow

    Converting a smooth curve to faceted lines

    Oli Sparrow

      Hi all,

       

         I think this is probably the opposite of what people normally ask in this situation:

       

         I have a smooth helical sketch which dictates the path of a sweep.  I want this sweep to be made up of straight sections rather than a continuopus curve and was wondering if it is possible to convert the curve to a number of equal straight lines that have the same start and end point.  I can do this by creating the lines myself and calculating the length etc. but it would be nice to see if there was a tool or workaround that enabled Solidworks to do this for me.

       

       

      From this... to this, preferably with an 'Equal' relationship on each.

       

       

      Thanks

      Oli